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    Posted: 02/18/2019 at 6:35am

This is what it looked like when we bought it last June. Seats were all cracked and the carpet was worn out. We decided to replace the carpet and seats. Two of the four deck sheets were bad so I decided to replace all four.

I got a little ahead of myself and didn’t check the impeller in the motor and it was bad. On our first time on the lake we had to be towed in and I found that the impeller had come apart resulting in the scoring of one of the pistons so I over-hauled the engine at .0020 over. We used it till October was over and then striped it down.


I had the lift for bike work, so it became the place for the engine and transom parts. I love the CMC tilt and trim unit. I will have to fabricate a new transom.



Deck has been replaced with the plywood in the kit I ordered from Pontoon Stuff. The self tapping screws worked great.


The old decking was 5/8 inch but the new plywood in the deck kit is 3/4 so I had to route it down to fit the slots in the beams where the pieces of wood meet. My question is what to do to make up the 1/8 inch gap height difference above the beam top and the deck. I guess I could use the seam tape that comes with the kit but I am not sure that it would be very good under the carpet. I could just sand the ridges down smooth or use strips of duct tape to make up the difference.

Now I have a couple of questions:

Has anyone used Durham’s water putty to fill gaps or knots in the decking or anywhere else?  

Has anybody else done a Lowe with the same setup and what did you do?


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I would use duct tape. the seam tape is thick and super sticky.
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I went to Lowe’s and bought 1/8” x 3/4” 8 FT aluminum and it fills the gap nicely.

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I bought this helm for $35 at East Texas Marine, where I had my power head re-bored when I overhauled the 48HP Evinrude SPL. They had it left over from a rebuild they had done for a customer. I have used SEM vinyl spray before and it works well. Wife changed her/my mind about using white so I guess I go back to Summit Racing tomorrow and get Red or Blue (whenever she makes up my mind). All I have to do now is install the remote. Everything is still loose so we can pull it all out and spray the stand. It makes a very tidy package and I will add a mat or matching carpet to the foot rest.






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